Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

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Mission

We are on a mission to make high-impact tutoring affordable for all families, regardless of income level, while giving high school students (our tutors) research-backed grit + growth mindset training that helps them develop and apply future-proof skills as volunteer tutors, and sets them up to stand out on their college applications.

Program Description

Students in K-12 are paired with high school students who excel in math and English; they meet on a fixed weekly basis, with students meeting with the same tutor each time, ensuring that the student and tutor are able to build meaningful, high-impact relationships with one another. Prior to tutoring, tutors go through professional, research-based training on how to build grit and growth mindset skills in students while helping them with academics; they then apply these skills to their work as tutors and in doing so, gain true competency in coaching, communication and mindset development that they can use for the rest of their lives. Additionally, our tutors receive community service hours for their time and, thus, allow us to keep the fees for this high-quality, long-term personal tutoring accessible to families regardless of their income level.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
2018
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Carlsbad, CA
States of Operation
California,
Connecticut,
Illinois,
New York,
North Carolina
Operation Locations
Carlsbad, Chicago, Greenwich, Ozone Park, Danbury
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Math,
Reading
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
10% Hispanic or Latino, 69% Asian, 21% White
Setting
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Minutes Per Session
45
Number of Weeks Per Program
36
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

We provide families with feedback on sessions, handle scheduling requests and ensure that their goals for their children being tutored are met.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
Parent
Cost to Student
$49/month
Type of Tutor
Peer, Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
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